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The Oregon State Beavers understand that hardly anyone gives them a chance against No. 9 Oregon on Saturday, but the extent to which some say they're supposed to lose has the players shaking their heads.
Defensive end Scott Crichton is countering the naysayers by pointing out that Oregon State was a big underdog last week, too.
That was the Beavers' 38-21 win over Washington on Saturday, probably the brightest moment so far in a dismal 3-8 (3-5 Pac-12) season.
The Ducks (9-2, 7-1) are coming off a down-to-the-wire 38-35 loss to USC last weekend and have plenty of motivation with a trip to the Dec. 2 Pac-12 title game riding on Saturday's outcome.
Oregon has won the Civil War in each of the last three seasons, including 37-20 last year.
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Each week, eDuck Sports will examine the "3 keys" to Oregon victory leading up to their next game. This week, we'll take a look at what it will take for the Ducks to knock off the Oregon State Beavers.
Matt Martz our man with his pulse on the Oregon State sports beat is back with another edition of the Oregon St. Beavers Notebook.The Beavers played inspired football and downed the Washington Huskies at home. Jovan Stevenson had himself a game! So did Markus Wheaton.
ON THE FACE of it, this looks like a bad matchup for Oregon State. The Beavers are hobbled by injury, missing a boat load of key players, long on youth and short on experience. Meanwhile Oregon is relatively healthy, loaded with talent, speed and experience - and the game is at Autzen. It seems as if the Ducks can't lose. But this is the Civil War…
Lakewood (Calif.) three-star wide receiver and Oregon State commit Malik Gilmore, spent the weekend in Corvallis for his first and only official visit of the season.
OREGON STATE H-BACK Joe Halahuni talks about the upcoming Civil War on Saturday, the Oregon State senior's final game against the Ducks and in his collegiate career.
Football Nation contributor Michael Stadlman offers up the three keys to watch for in this in-state Pac-12 rivalry.
Scout.com looks at the top prospects still playing in the Oregon State high school playoffs...
In 2011's first installment of the Civil War series, No. 13 Oregon (20-9, 13-8) lost Tuesday by a 3-0 score to Oregon State (16-15, 8-13) at Gill Coliseum.
Nov 26, 3:30 PM | Turf of Autzen Stadium
Oregon State Beavers vs Oregon Ducks Odds
The Beavers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Ducks in Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Saturday in Week 13 action.
Supporters of the Beavers have seen them go 3-8 and 4-7 ATS so far this season, while the Ducks are at 9-2 and 6-5 ATS...
Despite the frustrations from Oregon State, the Huskies are just the eighth of 74 teams in the last half century to reach two bowls within three years of a winless season.
Saturday's game between No. 9 Oregon (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) and Oregon State (3-8, 3-5 Pac-12) is set for 12:30 p.m. at Autzen Stadium, with a live telecast on ABC and ESPN2.
The Huskies' freshman TE says he is "just forgetting about Oregon State. ... It happens. Nobody's perfect." He is "all good" for Saturday's Apple Cup (4:30 p.m. Versus TV).